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PARK FOREST – Approximately 147,000 older adults will avoid long lines and crowds at the DMV, thanks to a renewal extension of expired driver’s licenses for drivers 75 and older, State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) announced Wednesday.

“There’s no need for older adults to rush to a facility, thanks to the secretary of state’s driver’s license renewal extension,” Joyce said. “This allows vulnerable Illinoisans to keep their driving privileges and proof of identity without putting their health and safety at risk.”  

In addition to being 75 years of age or older, the driver must have a valid license—drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked do not qualify for the one-year extension. Eligible drivers should soon receive a letter from the secretary of state as proof that they qualify.

For drivers under age 75, expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards and license plate stickers have been extended until Nov. 1, 2020. Customers who choose to visit a facility must wear a face mask. In addition, customers are asked to be patient due to heavy volume and to be prepared to wait outside in various types of weather.

Joyce continues to encourage drivers to visit to avoid waiting in line and take advantage of online services, including replacements and renewals of registrations, driver’s licenses and ID cards.